The Rainbow Lorikeet is a beautiful brightly multi-coloured native parrot found widely around Australia’s northern and eastern coasts living in treed areas including rainforests and native forests. These intelligent medium-sized parrots live in noisy and very busy flocks and are quite amusing to watch as they go about their daily business.
These ones I spotted along the Wimmera River in Horsham, Victoria during a recent fishing competition. They spent the whole day exploring their gum tree, feeding (they eat nectar, pollen, fruits, seeds and insects), playing, flying and occasionally fighting over food!
Every now and then they would come down to the lower branches of this tree to take a closer inquisitive look at us too!